On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1966

Historical Events

  • KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Manning, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1993, 94; NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1998; Phoenix Suns), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Mark Kratzmann, Australia, tennis star
  • Mark Schmocker, US team handball goalie (Olympics 1996)
1966 Highlights

About May 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus